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Costa, Rosalina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Mobile phones are a characteristic artefact of contemporary societies, transversally present in both public and private spheres, including the students' daily life. This paper showcases an innovative teaching activity that takes advantage of this fact by promoting and valuing the use of smart phones in the university classrooms, specifically when…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – Digital Education Review, 2015
The internationalisation of the Portuguese language has become a priority for academic institutions of different Portuguese-speaking countries which are trying to adapt to the current context of globalisation and ubiquitous communications through digital media. In order to achieve it, several challenges should be faced, namely providing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Gil, Victor M. S.; Paiva, Joao Carlos – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Any student is expected to know that correct prediction is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition any theory must meet to be acceptable. However, an eventual weakening of reflective and critical attitudes when dealing with "whats" and "whys" in science learning can easily lead to an identification of the predictive…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Models, Prediction, Chemistry